When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
Trump, on that same trip, asked aides, “Who were the good guys in this war?” He also said that he didn’t understand why the United States would intervene on the side of the Allies.”
Sa wrote Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor of The Atlantic magazine and the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting on September 3rd. He claims the information came from 4 individuals who were with the President on the trip.
The White House has, of course, vehemently denied the claims, noting they were “fake news” published in a failing magazine which wouldn’t be around long anyway, Some ten apologists were trotted out to deny the President ever said any such thing.
Unfortunately for the President, he has provided us sufficient comments in the past which shed doubt on the veracity of his denials beside the fact that he lies to our faces on a regular basis.
“We’re not going to support that loser’s funeral,” Trump told aides when Sen. John McCain died in August of 2018. “He became furious,” Goldberg reports, “when he saw flags lowered to half-staff. ‘What the fuck are we doing that for? Guy was a fucking loser,’ the president told aides.” McCain served as a pilot in Vietnam and was shot down by enemy fire. He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam before being released along with 108 other prisoners in 1973. McCain is “not a war hero,” Trump said in 2015 during his campaign for the Republican nomination for president. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
“On Memorial Day 2017, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, a short drive from the White House. He was accompanied on this visit by John Kelly, who was then the secretary of homeland security, and who would, a short time later, be named the White House chief of staff. The two men were set to visit Section 60, the 14-acre area of the cemetery that is the burial ground for those killed in America’s most recent wars. Kelly’s son Robert is buried in Section 60. A first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Robert Kelly was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan. He was 29. Trump was meant, on this visit, to join John Kelly in paying respects at his son’s grave, and to comfort the families of other fallen service members. But according to sources with knowledge of this visit, Trump, while standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, turned directly to his father and said, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” Kelly (who declined to comment for this story) initially believed, people close to him said, that Trump was making a ham-handed reference to the selflessness of America’s all-volunteer force. But later he came to realize that Trump simply does not understand non-transactional life choices.
“He can’t fathom the idea of doing something for someone other than himself,” one of Kelly’s friends, a retired four-star general, told me. “He just thinks that anyone who does anything when there’s no direct personal gain to be had is a sucker. There’s no money in serving the nation.” Kelly’s friend went on to say, “Trump can’t imagine anyone else’s pain. That’s why he would say this to the father of a fallen marine on Memorial Day in the cemetery where he’s buried.”
Back in the day our Great Leader avoided the Vietnam draft obtaining 4 student deferments before the discovery of “bone spurs” in his heal giving him the medical exemption he bought and paid for. Vietnam was for losers like John McCain. He would later say many times on air that getting through the era without catching an STD or AIDS was his “personal Vietnam.”
So you see I believe the Atlantic article. As far as The Donald is concerned, anyone who is not in it for the money is a loser. And you know why else I believe it?
So you know any male over 70 who dyes his hair blond? Me neither,
So for all of his supporters out there lost in the cult of personality, I feel sorry for you.
Donald Trump despises you.
You are, in his eyes, losers and suckers.